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Reinert, Roger Jonathon

House 2009-2010 (District 7B); Senate 2011-2012 (District 7); Senate 2013-2016 (District 7)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  St. Louis

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 7/22/1970 (uncertain)
Birth Place: Olivia, Minnesota
Birth County: Renville
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Duluth
Occupation (when first elected): Educator and Teacher; University of Minnesota, Duluth and Lake Superior College/Former High School Teacher/Former Instructor and Assistant Professor; University of Minnesota, Extension

EDUCATION

Dawson-Boyd High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1988
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; B.S.; Secondary Education
University of Minnesota, Humphrey Institute; Attended Graduate School; Postgraduate Work
Minnesota State University, Mankato; M.S.; Education, Curriculum and Instruction

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Board/Commission: Duluth, Minnesota (City Council, At Large, Member and President); 01/12/2004 to 01/06/2009
Military: United States Navy Reserve (Lieutenant Commander); 09/30/2005 to 20??

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Single (when first elected); Layla (married while in office, July 18, 2015)
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Special Legislative Concerns: taxation, transportation, higher education, regional centers/regional economies.

He was a member of the Asbury Methodist Church.

Religion provided by Project Vote Smart, 2008.

Total Days Served: 2919

SESSIONS SERVED

89th Legislative Session (2015-2016) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 07
Elected: 11/6/2012
Residence: Duluth
Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/2/2017
Counties Represented: St. Louis
Occupation: College Faculty, Lake Superior College
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2015 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Commerce
  • Finance: Transportation and Public Safety Policy and Budget Division
  • Taxes

88th Legislative Session (2013-2014)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 07
Elected: 11/6/2012
Residence: Duluth
Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/2/2017
Counties Represented: St. Louis
Occupation: College Faculty, Lake Superior College
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2013 1st Sp.S. - Chief Author    2013 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Commerce
  • Finance: Transportation and Public Safety Division
  • Taxes
  • Transportation and Public Safety

87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 07
Elected: 11/2/2010
Residence: Duluth
Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
Counties Represented: St. Louis
Occupation: College Faculty, Lake Superior College
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2012 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Commerce and Consumer Protection
  • Local Government and Elections
  • Transportation

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 07B
Elected: 11/4/2008
Residence: Duluth
Term of Office: 1/6/2009 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: St. Louis
Occupation: Educator and Teacher; University of Minnesota, Duluth and Lake Superior College/Former High School Teacher/Former Instructor and Assistant Professor; University of Minnesota, Extension
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Finance: Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division Minutes
  • Finance: Public Safety Finance Division Minutes
  • Finance: Transportation Finance and Policy Division Minutes
  • Taxes Minutes
Session Interviews
Session Interview (Video) 2010 House Interview

Session Interview (Video) 2009 House Interview


Articles & Books About
Busse, Nick. "A Passion for Local Issues. Reinert Plans to be an Advocate and a Partner for Duluth." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, February 20, 2009, p. 17.



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